50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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Jean-Claude Brizard, the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools, will round out the panel of experts who have been asked to lead a discussion at Howard University on solutions to the struggles of urban schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, Brizard held leadership positions in several large urban Districts – including New York City ( as Regional Superintendent ) and Rochester, New York ( as Superintendent of Schools). While in those leadership positions, Brizard developed a new framework for monitoring and managing data so as to keep children motivated and support staff in their mission to provide the best possible education to their students. For their efforts, Brizard and the students and staff of these urban districts saw record increases in student achievement, graduation rates and on college readiness benchmarks. Indeed, Mr. Brizard’s three decades + experience in urban education uniquely positions him (along with Doctor Perkins and Vice Provost Peters) to lead this important discussion regarding solutions to problems which face urban schools.